Re: [inconsistent results with TXP

From: SteveS ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/13/05-12:00:03 PM Z
Message-id: <004f01c5d020$c9127c90$4802280a@VALUED65BAD02C>

This is a perfect example of why we process few pieces at a time, so as to
make adjustments when processing the bulk of the film.

S.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shannon Stoney" <sstoney@pdq.net>
To: <pure-silver@freelists.org>
Cc: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:56 AM
Subject: [inconsistent results with TXP

> Hi, I have been shooting TXP for some time in the 4x5 format. I have
> tested it and I use the BTZS system to expose and develop it. I shot
> about 75 exposures over the summer and I'm just now processing it.
>
> Most of the film seems underexposed and underdeveloped. I can probably
> print it, but it will be tricky. I don't understand this, because some
> film that I shot just last week is perfect.
>
> I have two theories about why this might be happening:
>
> 1) maybe the film I used over the summer was old. I can't remember if I
> used some that had been stored for a while or what. If the film was a year
> or so old, would that make it less responsive to exposure and development?
>
> 2) Maybe if film sits around waiting to be processed for several months,
> it loses responsiveness to chemistry? (I have not found this to be
> particularly true in the past however.)
>
> 3) Maybe I consistently metered wrong, or the meter was messed up. But I
> just had the meter checked and it was fine. Also it was fine when I used
> it for the batch of film I shot and processed last week.
>
> there could be any number of other things going on too. But I think I
> have eliminated all the other possible variables.
>
> --shannon
>
>
Received on Thu Oct 13 12:23:30 2005

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